Weekend Wear: Step up Your Summer Style Without Looking Like a Bro

The sun finally seems like its here to stay, and it’s time to start dressing accordingly. Save the tank tops and short shorts for the resort (or never) and opt for sporty pieces that use lightweight fabrications to keep you cool, and accessories in offbeat colours and materials to tie everything together.


1. Lacoste Japan Fashion Show Zippered Polo in Colour Block Noppe Piqué, $145

Lacoste mastered the art of the polo midway through the last century, but they’ve never grown complacent. The French label is always looking for ways to tweak and experiment with the standard formula, and this polo is the perfect example. The crisp white is disrupted by a shock of red, and a zipper replaces the buttons for a sportier feel.

2. Vince Urban Linen-Blend Chino Trousers, $410 at Maches Fashion

It’s still a little too early for shorts, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start changing up your wardrobe to stay comfortable in the warmer weather. Take these navy trousers — a partially elasticized waistband, slightly roomier cut and linen-blend fabrication make them breezy while keeping you looking put together.

3. BOSS 57mm Classic Wayfarer Metal Sunglasses, $250 at Hudson’s Bay

You can’t go wrong with a classic wayfarer, and while the standard black or tortoise shell acetate frames are great, they start to feel less special when everyone has them. So stand out (while, er, still fitting in) with BOSS’s take on the classic made from a metal frame, a big trend for eyewear this summer.

4. Tiffany & Co. Paloma Picasso Knot Single Braid Bracelet, $535

In case you haven’t heard, bracelets are big this season, so get to stacking.  You could do a lot worse than Paloma Picasso’s designs for Tiffany & Co. — her use of mixed materials and bright colours offer a fresh take on the American jeweller’s more traditional pieces.

5. Y-3 Red Logo No-Show Socks, $30 at Ssense

The sockless look is still going strong, but do yourself, and your shoes, a favour by avoiding actually picking up some no-show loafer socks to help keep sweat and odour at bay.

6. Want Les Essentiels Tesla Lace-up Plimsoll, $275

It might not be that Tesla, but these sneakers are pretty sweet. A classic plimsoll is a retro choice that still feels current, and the updates to this style — mesh uppers for more breathability, bright white sole, a flash of red leather on the heel — make it a must-have.